“Jody Espina has knocked it out of the park again with the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenor mouthpiece. After establishing a stellar classical saxophone mouthpiece division using his proprietary CHR Chedeville rubber, he has now used the rubber for a jazz tenor saxophone mouthpiece for the first time. When played softly, it reminds me strongly of the sound of Stan Getz. John Coltrane said “Let’s face it–we’d all sound like that if we could,” and who are we to argue with Trane? When you go for it in a big band or commercial setting, it will stand up to the brass and amplified instruments as well as any mouthpiece out there. I don’t know of any other mouthpiece that can inhabit both those worlds so well. The Chedeville classical mouthpieces Jody designed have made a clean sweep on my Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, and I told him the HR* CUSTOM DARKS will do the same for my jazz setups. Bravo, Jody, and keep ’em coming!”
“The JodyJazz HR* Soprano 5* mouthpiece allows for the rich warm tonal center that pleases me on all single reed mouthpieces, and just adds that slight edge that allows us to cut through the brass when playing with large ensembles. In my opinion the Soprano should never be strident and should have a contained ringing tone (like ALL musical instruments, including the human voice.) The JodyJazz HR* allows for that with great intonation, and can also provide incredible projection. The key to projection is tone, and it is also the key to “in-tone-ation!” All of Jody’s mouthpieces provide a great big tone, and the HR* line can also provide gentleness and beauty.”
“The JodyJazz POWER RING is a work of genius. The heavy mass of the ligature lends incredibly rich resonance to the tone, while the limited contact points allow for great life in the sound and terrific ease of articulation. I own over a hundred excellent ligatures, and the POWER RING blows them all away. These are not just for jazz… they are also beautiful classical ligatures with the most resonant core sound you’ve ever heard for soloists, large ensemble, and chamber players.”
“This HR* CUSTOM DARK is knocking me out….!!!!! Love it. Lew Del Gatto fell in love with it also. This model will be a huge success for you.”
“For years I was looking for a mouthpiece that would help me to get closer to the sound of two of my favorite players of all times, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. My JodyJazz DV Chicago 8* not only does that but also allows me to use the full depth of my tone whether it’s a jazz ballad or an up-tempo tune.”
“I’ve been using exclusively hard rubber mouthpieces on alto for years till I tried the JodyJazz DV Alto 7. I was really impressed as it has got all the qualities I’m looking on a mouthpiece. It combines great projection as well as the right warmth that I want my tone to have when I play jazz and on top of that just the right amount of resistance that helps with jazz phrasing.”
“I need my mouthpieces to play in tune, play easily, have a big sound with overtones, and play in whatever style a situation demands. JodyJazz mouthpieces give me all of that, while letting my own sound come out naturally.”
“Jody’s mouthpieces are so free blowing and consistent. I have not seen quality control like this in any other mouthpiece company. These mouthpieces allow me to sound like I want, with the versatility to adjust my sound to the musical situation. Jody truly has a mouthpiece for every player!”
“JodyJazz mouthpieces are the best I’ve tried! My Super Jet Alto 7 is everything I’ve been looking for in a mouthpiece. It is comfortable, powerful but stable, refined and aesthetically beautiful. I can play all the different styles I want and still keep my personal sound. I’ve never changed mouthpieces until I tried JodyJazz for the first time.”
“I have been using JodyJazz mouthpieces for the past 3 years. Since then, I have been complimented more than ever about how centered my sound is, especially by engineers in the recording studio. Imagine a world where most every reed is playable. With JodyJazz, that has been my experience. JodyJazz is the new standard of mouthpiece making and I have yet to play on anything that I would even consider in the ballpark of these pieces.
Thank you Jody for your contributions to saxophone and making these pieces that have enabled me to find my sound. “
“I have been using Jody Jazz HR 7m mouthpieces for Soprano and Alto Sax since I was 13 years old and haven’t looked.The Mouthpiece allows me to plays with flexibility around the horn and I can play any style.I love the warmth that it proved”
-Benny Rubin Jr.
Plays the Jody Jazz HR 7m
“My JodyJazz mouthpiece has made my sound more gorgeous than before. It makes it easy to control and put out harmonic overtone. I love “funky music” , so I wanted to play a sound that stands out. The mouthpiece made my wish come true.”
“From the first moment I tried the JodyJazz mouthpieces I knew that my search for the perfect mouthpiece was over.
Versatility, power, easy response and tuning are just some of the features that make me feel unconditionally love these mouthpieces.
Never before have I felt so much freedom to express myself when I play like now that I have the JodyJazz mouthpieces.”
“Desde el primer momento que probé las boquillas JodyJazz supe que mi búsqueda por la boquilla perfecta había terminado.
Versatilidad , potencia,fácil respuesta y afinación son sólo algunas de las características que hacen que ame incondicionalmente estas boquillas.
Nunca antes sentí tanta libertad para expresarme al tocar como ahora que cuento con las boquillas JodyJazz.”